Tag Archive: Full Speed Ahead

Kill Your Idols-Full Speed Ahead-Life’s Halt-No Reply @ New Brunswick NJ 7-12-00

A few different narrative lines going on at this show. The first one is the Life’s Halt/No Reply tour coming to New Jersey. These bands were red hot during that summer and a lot of people wanted to see them. I wasn’t a HUGE fan of either band, but I remember them being good at this show. This was Full Speed Ahead’s final show. They got a really wild reaction for their brief set. I wish there was a video of it because they got a nice send off. Their set was short because, apparently, Kill Your Idols would not…
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97a-Full Speed Ahead-SOV-To Each His Own-Lost Cause-Forthright @ Asbury Park NJ 9-25-98

This was the record release show for 97a’s “It’s In Our Power” record. Rain On The Parade are on some flyers for this show, but they canceled. I don’t remember a lot about the openers and honestly Full Speed Ahead either. One of my big memories from this show is a few of my friends from college coming out and wrecking people during FSA and 97a. I interviewed 97a at this show along with my friend Carson. I had been wanting to sit down with them for a few years and it was cool to finally do so. I had…
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Floorpunch-In My Eyes-Fastbreak-Reach The Sky-Fast Times-Full Speed Ahead @ Casino Skate Park Asbury Park NJ 11-28-98

Rain On The Parade did not play this show. They had played their “final” show, before getting back together the next summer, a few weeks before. This was the record release show for the Floorpunch LP. The record had come out maybe a month before and we had been listening to it non-stop. I went on a date the night before (with someone who ended up being best friends with the sister of a friend of ours) and could not sit still during the date because I was so excited for the gig. I worked all morning and when I…
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Signifying Nothing Top 100 Of The 2000s

9 Shocks Terror, Zen & The Art Of Beating Your Ass LP, USA, 2002 86 Mentality, Self Titled 7″, USA, 2004 2000 Maniacs, State College Hardcore 7″, USA, 2005 ABC Weapons, The Process Of Decay LP, Australia, 2005 Abusive Action, Unbreakable Demo, Netherlands, 2004 Amdi Petersens Arme, Self Titled 7″, Denmark, 2000 Annihilation Time, Self Titled LP, USA, 2003 Avskum, Punkista LP, USA, 2002 Bloodkrow Butcher, Demo, USA, 2009 Born In Hell, Demo Tape, USA, 2004 Breathing Fire, Demo, USA, 2004 Burn, The Last Great Sea 7″, USA, 2002 Call The Police, 1984 In 2004 LP, USA, 2004 Calvary, Outnumbered…
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Antidote-Full Speed Ahead-Dynamo-Worthless-Straight To Hell-To Each His Own @ Asbury Park NJ 3-27-99

After a pretty iffy Antidote show in Red Bank a few weeks before, we headed up to Asbury Park to see them again. Full Speed Ahead were also playing, but another band really impressed us. Dynamo was Carl The Mosher’s, ex of The Icemen and Underdog, newest band. In fact, I think a few people from his lineup of The Icemen were in it? They were great NYHC kind of mixing up the 82 and 88 styles. People started going off and also Rat Bones was there getting down. We had gotten to know him a little bit and despite…
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Degenerics-SOV-Worthless in Red Bank NJ Summer 1996

This was my first experiences with all these bands. S.O.V. I would see a lot over the years and of course DJ ended up in Full Speed Ahead too. Worthless were a pop punk band I did not like. Degenerics were still kind of getting their sound together at this point, but eventually they would be pretty raging. One of my friends interviewed S.O.V. and Worthless at another show, but I do not know if he ever printed them or anything.

Breakdown-Ensign-Fastbreak-Floorpunch-Full Speed Ahead @ Casino Skate Park In Asbury Park NJ 5-15-98

My first year of college was finally over and to celebrate this show happened on the final day! Brilliant, right? I went to campus in the morning, took a math final (which also had a few Brick Town crew people in it), and then drove back down to Manahawkin for dinner and then to pick up everyone for the show. After stopping at a rest stop (for some reason I have a vivid memory of this) we headed up the show and made sure we got there on time. We had seen Full Speed Ahead the previous summer and spent…
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Antidote-Full Speed Ahead @ The Black Cat In Red Bank NJ 3-24-99

The Black Cat was Ari Katz (Lifetime, Enuf, Up Front)’s record store. We went there a bunch of times and picked up good records. They did this and maybe a few other shows? I remember we talked in and the dude working there put on the Release 7”, which we dug. John moshed around the store. Antidote got back together and played this show and one other at Casino Skate Park. Oddly enough, they had Carl The Mosher on bass. This led to many calls for Icemen songs. Remember how hard we all looked for soundboards and then suddenly there was…
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Full Speed Ahead-SOV at Brighton Bar In Long Branch NJ 6-16-98

This show was the night of John’s graduation from Southern. I had a party with my family for mine and like two friends showed. A show is much better! This was a Tuesday night I think, so the show was sparsely attended for sure. SOV were a local punk band which members eventually ended up in Full Speed Ahead actually. They did a few demos and maybe a seven inch? I took pictures of Full Speed Ahead at this show, but I think I sent them to a few fanzines and they got published. I certainly do not have copies…
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